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Kidnapped Iraqi Journalist Found Killed
Bullet-Riddled Bodies of Journalist and His Cousin Discovered
02/20/2007 6:05 PM ET
Baghdad, Feb 20, (VOI) - Two bodies of a journalist and his cousin, who were kidnapped last week, were found on Tuesday in Baghdad, a source at Iraqi media network said. "Two bullet-riddled bodies belonged to Abdel Razeq Hashim al-Khaqani, a journalist who was working as an editor in the Iraqi radio, and his cousin, were found in forensic medicine department in Baghdad", the source told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI). "The two men were kidnapped by an armed group last week in al-Jihad neighborhood in western Baghdad while visiting their relatives", he noted. The Iraqi radio is part of the government funded Iraqi media network. Journalists are coming under continuous attacks by armed groups in Iraq, where more than 150 journalists were killed since the U.S.-led invasion to Iraq in March 2003. Reporters without Borders asserted in its annual report issued in late 2006 that Iraq was the most dangerous country for journalists.
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